This video and shoot was done by our own Eric, some guys have all the fun! Great shooting Eric and that T75 is really rules the roost!
The title pretty much says it all. This thermal footage, is to my knowledge (unless I am totally mistaken) capturing the very first hogs killed with the new FLIR T75 that was released a few weeks ago. This took place 12 July in Victoria, Texas at Wild River Ranch
. We had a great time hunting with the guys out there that weekend, and really can't say enough good things about those folks.
The first pig I shot at 1:19
, ran off screen and eventually died to the left of where we were set up. The second pig was pretty tough as well. He eventually croaked on the third shot, though. The 77 grain match ammo I was using, was just punching straight through them, leaving clean entry and exit wounds.
To my knowledge, these are the first hog kills with the FLIR T75
since it was released, a few weeks ago. This video took place at Wild River Ranch in Victoria, Texas.
*The ambient crickets and gunshot noises were added to simulate conditions. The DVR I recorded this video with, does not have an active mic to pick up audio.
My loadout for this was:
5.56 SPR build
77grain match ammunition
FLIR T75 clip-on thermal mounted in front of a Trijicon ACOG
Before this video started, at the distance we are in the video itself, my spotter called PID on the hogs, with his magnified I^2 (isquared) device. The distance on the shots, were roughly 100 yards. You may be able to tell from the footage, but the grass was about knee high where the hogs were, and they were on somewhat of a gradual downward slope. This made it pretty challenging to estimate my holds and ensure my rounds weren't going to plant themselves in the dirt of the slope that was just between them and I. There are a lot of things I could have done differently on this stalk/kill, however, overall I'm happy with the performance.
It's important to note, that around the 52-55 second mark, I was actually planning on taking them together, as close as I could get them, HOWEVER, with thermal (which is no fault of its own) I couldn't identify head from ass. This same thing would apply to a bad guy laying down. Understanding when to take a shot, and when not to, is the true key to a good hunt. Patience was never my strong suit, but it's something that had to be learned and applied when taking shots on animals or bad guys.
Hope you guys enjoy the video
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